News - Event

Live in Washington DC | Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar) and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla)

April 2, 2010 (Washingotn Bangla Radio) Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar) and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla) will peform for the first time around five miles south from Washington Bangla Radio corporate headquarters and studios.

URBAN SCREEN showing DEAD MAN RUNNING ON 7 April+ new film EVE on 13 April

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05:  Marcia Williams...

Image by Getty Images via Daylife

April 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Sarah Sinclair: Next Wednesday 7 April, during the Easter holiday, Urban Screen will be showing British gangster film DEAD MAN RUNNING at the Albany. The film stars a plethora of talent including 50 Cent, Ashley Walters, Brenda Blethyn, Omid Djilali and duo Tamer Hassan and Danny Dyer. The event will be given extra spice as Tamer Hassan and Ashley Walters will be coming for the Q&A.

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010, Kolkata, January 2010 - A WBRi Special Event Report

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010Mar 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) A special report from Kolkata by WBRi correspondent Subhomoy Mukherjee on Bangla Sanskriti Mela, 2010 held during 18 - 26 January, 2010.

Bangla Sanskriti Mela 2010Bangla Sanskriti mela is one among the biggest Bengali cultural events organized every winter at Vidyasagar Udyan, Calcutta ( popularly known as College Square). The week-long festival is popular both among the artists from different segments and the audience from different corners of society. It draws huge crowd every year.

URBAN SCREEN to host screening of DEAD MAN RUNNING + Q&A with Tamer Hassan & Ashley Walters

By Sarah Sinclair: Urban Screen's next fabulous sreening will be on 7 April at the Albany, with the gritty British crime drama DEAD MAN RUNNING. There is a huge cast of British talent including Danny Dyer, Ashley Walters, Tamer Hassan, Brenda Blethyn, Omid Djalili plus US rapper 50 Cent. Tamer Hassan and Ashley Walters will be coming for the Q&A, which will be exciting as they are huge personalities and both originate from South East London. Also showing will be short films TOP GIRL by Rebecca Johnson, from Brixton, is award winning, and is presently developing her first feature film with the help of the UK Film Council. She has been through many stages of the film making process and will be available for the Q&A. Also showing will be short film WE'RE NOT BLOOD which was directed by Ahmet Husseyin through the Eastern Edge Film Fund. It will be an exciting, informative and inspiring evening. Tickets are £5 and can be booked directly with this link You can also call 020 8692 4446. Last week we screened the fabulous film LOOKING FOR ERIC, directed by Ken Loach. We were honoured to have Ken take part in a Q&A in deepest darkest Deptford. The event was sold out with a line of people still wanting to get in, such is the popularity of Ken Loach. The atmosphere was electric, and even Ken did not want to go home. He stands for many qualities that are lacking today; political conviction, a devotion to social causes, attention to quality, anti celebrity culture - that it was enlightening to see how admired he was and how the audience hung on his every word. The uncut version of the Q&A can be seen here; LOOKING FOR ERIC is a brilliantly funny movie and everyone should see it. DVD copies can be purchased via the link below. Later this month, on April 13 at the Lexi Cinema, we will be screening award winning feature EVE, directed by Jack Davies and starring Jaime Winstone, Joel Beckett, Jeff Mash and Jo-Anne Nighy. Filmed in Notting Hill it is a must see film for anyone in that area. And in May we will be showing preview screenings of political drama SUS, and the new Noel Clarke film

Bangladesh Independence Day (Shadinota Dibash) and New Year (Poila Boishakh) Special Live TV Program Broadcast

Bangla TV Bangladesh Independence Day Live Show

Mar 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bangladesh Television Canada will broadcast a special live Bengali TV show to mark Bangladesh Independence Day 2010. The TV program will be telecast on channels 10 and 63 on Rogers Cable. The time of the show is Saturday March 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM Eastern US and Canada time. The broadcast will be repeated at 6:30 PM on Monday.

Bangla TV Canada is also going to air a great Bengali New Year (Poila Boishakh) program on Saturday April 10, 2010 at the same time slot.

Kazi Hasan Habib Art Exhibition by Jolrong Gallery Bangladesh| WBRi Event Announcement

Kazi Hasan Habib Bangladeshi Art Show Exhibition

Mar 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Gallery Jolrong ( "The Arts Of Bangladesh" has organized a solo show of Late Artist Kazi Hasan Habib. The exhibition will run till an extended date of March 30, 2010 everyday 10 AM to 8 PM.


The children's webmag joydhak is conducting a survey on a few important aspects of Bengali E magazines and the various areas it should cover, especially in the case of a  children's Webzine in Bengali .

Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav) enters third year at University of Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno

Image via Wikipedia

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters third year next month.

Organized by acclaimed Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organization of UNR, it will bless graduating class in the traditional Hindu style according to ancient scriptures, complete with applying tilak (religious mark) on the foreheads of graduates.

Various religious, political, and educational leaders who 
participated in 2009 Hindu Baccalaureate Service
Various religious, political, and educational leaders who participated in last year’s Hindu Baccalaureate Service

Besides keynote address by a Hindu monk, it will also include blessing prayers by Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Tao, Confucian and Native American religious leaders. Well known musician Jim Eaglesmith will chant a kirtan number in Sanskrit with audience following him in the chant.

Starting with ‘Gayatri Mantra’ (the most sacred verse from oldest scripture Rig-Veda dated around 1,500 BCE) recitation by Rajan Zed and traditional lamp lighting before the statue of goddess Saraswati, patron of learning and the arts; it will include blessing the upcoming graduates with wisdom from Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita—all ancient Hindu scriptures.

Forum for Hindu Awakening Dharma Satsang - Chaitra Shukla Trayodashi, 28th March 2010, 7.30 pm to 8.30

Forum for Hindu Awakening invites you to a Dharma satsang on Chaitra Shukla Trayodashi,  28th  March 2010, from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm EST (US time).

The satsang will be held via phone conference.
Phone Number: +1-219-509 8020
Participant code: 443194
Please try to log on 5 minutes before the satsang time

A comics of A new kind



Syndicate content